Basseterre, St. Kitts, 23rd March, 2014, – Thousands turned out on Sunday to witness the final day of the RAMS Primary School Championship, which ended with one of the closest battles ever in the history of the annual contest.
After two days of fierce but friendly competition it was the Sandy Point Primary School that was crowned new champions, narrowly defeating Beach Allen in the last event of the evening.
Beach Allen was on the road to victory with less than five seconds remaining but their athlete stumbled and fell, giving way to the competitor from Sandy Point to clinch gold and the championship.
All Beach Allen needed to do was hold on to the lead, win gold and secure the title, but that was not to be.
The final medal count sees Sandy Point in First Position, Beach Allen, Second and Dr. William Connor Third, with the 2013 winner, St. Paul’s, in Fourth position.
Here is the full list of winners and medal count:Sandy Point (SPPS) 10 Gold, 6 Silver, 5 Bronze; Beach Allen (BAPS) 10 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze; Dr. William Connor (DWCP) 8 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze; St. Paul’s (STPPS) 8 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze; Tucker Clarke (TCP) 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze; Cayon (CPS) 3 Gold, 9 Silver, 7 Bronze; Tyrell William (TWP) 2 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze; Newton Ground (NGPS) 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze; ICCS: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 4 Bronze; Saddlers (SPS) 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze; Bronte Welsh (BWPS) 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze; Edgar T Morris (ETMP) 0 Gold, 3 Silver, 0 Bronze Dean Glasford (DGPS) 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze Dieppe Bay (DBP) 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze Joshua Obadiah Williams (JOWP) 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze Estridge (EPS) 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Violet Petty (VPP) 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze George Moody Stuart (GMS) 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze Irish Town Primary (ITP) 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze
The winning teams received $2,300, $1,600, $1,300, $1,100, $1,000 and $800.
Under 9 (Male)
Winner: Lenny Dowell - Tyrell Williams Primary School
Under 9 Female
Winner: Kyema Rawlins - Dr. William Connor Primary School
Under 11 (Male)
Winner: Sharmar Cannonier - Edgar T Morris Primary School
Under 11 (Female)Winners: Trishanie Warner – Sandy Point Primary School Dekrawnya McSheen – Cayon Primary School
Under 13 Male
Winner: Lamar Williams - Newton Ground Primary School
Under 13 Female
Winner: Ketriana Huggins – Sandy Point Primary School
Lamar Williams of the Newton Ground Primary was declared Victor Lodorum while Ketriana Huggins from the Sandy Point Primary won Victrix Lodorum.
The next major event to look forward to is the TDC Inter-School Championship, starting on Friday, 28th March, at 12noon, and resuming on Saturday with the final day on Sunday.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association has expressed great satisfaction with this year’s event. Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Vice President of the Association, Val Henry said that the association is extremely pleased with the huge crowd support on both days, but especially Sunday. He said the crowd size was much bigger this year compared to previous and recent years. The LOC Chairman also congratulated the winning school Sandy Point and runners-up Beach Allen and Dr. William Connor. He also had high praise for the other schools, such as Irish Town Primary and George Moody, who although did not win medals, performed creditably, said Henry.
The SKNAAA Vice President said that the continued support and sponsorship from RAMS Group of companies is truly what has made the event it has become. Thanks were also expressed to Delisle Walwyn, Department of Sport, Kantours and the St. Kitts Business Connections, which served as the association’s social media partners.Press Release by Evris B L Huggins: